News archive from 4 December 2013, page 13

Bank of Ireland to repay state 1.8 billion euros

The bank's plan to redeem preference shares issued when the 15 percent state-owned lender was rescued in 2009 will cut its reliance on the government less than two weeks before Ireland is set to become the first euro zone country to exit an EU/IMF...

Reuters, 09:52 in Business
 
Why the NHS needs to partner with the private and voluntary sectors

Why the NHS needs to partner with the private and voluntary sectors

'Procuring service deliver partnerships is far more complex than buying surgical gloves or drugs,' says Sir William Wells. Photograph: Dynamic Graphics Group/Alamy The NHS is under pressure to come up with new ways of providing better and cheaper...

Guardian, 09:54 in Health
 

Mass grave containing soldiers found in Mali

A judicial source said the site, a short drive north of the capital Bamako, contained 21 bodies. The discovery comes days after the detention of former junta chief General Amadou Sanogo, who led the March 2012 coup that plunged the West African...

 
East Fife football club asks crowd for funds

East Fife football club asks crowd for funds

East Fife Football Club has become the first club in Scotland to turn to crowdfunding to raise finance. The club hopes to attract small sums from a large number of people to raise up to £100,000. It will be used to develop a new shop, a cafe bar and...

BBC, 10:02 in Business
 
£65,000 windfall for Copeland community groups

£65,000 windfall for Copeland community groups

Community groups across west Cumbria have been given a £65,000 cash boost. Frank Morgan The money comes from councillors who have £10,000 to spend on projects they choose. The funding has been welcomed as the district battles government cuts of £1.4m,...

 
Sacha Baron Cohen could be making his next film in Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen could be making his next film in Grimsby

The Hollywood actor visited Grimsby with a film crew in October and was said to be coy about why he was filming. He was given a tour of the town spending nearly half an hour with the owner of a long-standing fish merchant business. Earmuffs! Buy 1 get...

 

Tom Daley, 19, pictured with Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter and rumoured 'boyfriend' Dustin Lance Black, 39

160 View comments Tom Daley is reportedly dating Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black, twenty years his senior. Daley and Dustin were pictured getting coffee at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Hollywood last week according...

 
Paul Walker: Tests On Fast And Furious Star

Paul Walker: Tests On Fast And Furious Star

A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the body of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker who was killed in a car crash. Test results are expected to be released later, authorities have said. It comes as video from a nearby building emerged...

 

Golden Years: It's a dog's life - Our canine cousins have often been a friend to football's finest (and...

0 View comments LAST FIVE GOLDEN YEARS England v Germany specialMemorable outsidersBest of the benchesDefenders specialPenalties special The British have always loved their dogs, and football folk are no different. This week's Golden Years feature...

Daily Mail, 10:14 in Sport
 

UPDATE 2-StanChart set to end 10-year boom with 2013 profit drop

* Consumer banking profit down, wholesale profit flat * Shares fall 7 percent to 16-month low By Steve Slater LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered warned that 10 years of record earnings are likely to end this year, with profit set to fall...

 
4G finally arrives in Lincoln and in time for Christmas

4G finally arrives in Lincoln and in time for Christmas

Cheryl Barrass, Regional Manager for South Yorkshire and the Humber, EE, said: "The arrival of 4G mobile in Lincoln and Grimsby is great news for our customers. 4G from EE is like having fibre broadband to your mobile phone, and allows customers...

 

JAMES CONEY: Despite end of pernicious Funding for Lending scheme, the incomes of many will never recover

Finally, savers may be able to see the end of the low-rate misery. Our improving economy, which has boosted employment, could mean that interest rates rise from their historic low of 0.5 per cent within a couple of years. And more imminent...

 

ASK TONY: It's taken Orange five months to pay a £25 phone top-up

On June 6, my husband phoned Orange and asked for £25 to be added to our mobile phone account. The following day, on seeing it had not been added, he phoned again and was told it hadn't registered, but was now OK. On receiving our bank statement, we...

 

Best fixed savings deals vanish just as 450,000 savers face yet another rate plunge

Top-paying fixed-rate bonds are disappearing fast as banks and building societies close their accounts to new savers. BM Savings closed its top one-year bond paying 2 per cent, while Coventry BS's Poppy bond at 2.6 per cent has also disappeared. It is...

 

Hopes of a middle-income tax giveaway in the Autumn Statement fade while savers wait on rumoured Isa changes

Hopes that tax cuts for middle-earning workers will be announced in the Autumn Statement have faded after the Prime Minister warned deficit reduction was 'in no ways done', while savers wait on changes to Isas. Speaking during his visit to China,...

 


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